Obermann Graduate Institute Alumnni Talk - Jonathan Rattner

Thursday, February 13, 2014 - 4:00pm
Event Location: 
Obermann Center Library
111 Church Street
Iowa City, IA 52245

 Retaining Individuality in Socially Engaged Art Practice - A talk by Jonathan Rattner   

Jonathan Rattner
Jonathan Rattner, who was a 2008 Obermann Graduate Institute Fellow, will offer a reflection on the evolution of his engaged career. For five years Rattner was the creative director of Iowa City Senior Center Television, a television station for and by older adults. He is currently an active member of the lens based collective Wildland Urban Interface and holds the position of Assistant Director/Assistant Professor of Film Studies and Assistant Professor of Art at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.  Rattner is a lens-based artist who primarily produces experimental nonfiction film and videos. He has exhibited work at the University of Iowa Museum of Art, the World Social Forum in Brazil, the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, L'Alternativa Film Festival in Spain, as well as at other colleges, festivals, and galleries in the United States, Europe, and Australia.  He holds MFA's in Film and Video Production and in Intermedia Art from the University of Iowa and a BFA in Film and Television from Tisch School for the Arts, NYU.